Armandos

4.7
951 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Located centrally in Houston's River Oaks district, ARMANDOS Mexican Restaurant engulfs you in an environment reminiscent of early 20th century Mexico City fine dining. Come and experience what it was like in Spanish & French colonial Mexico and dine on Armando’s family recipes. With its goldenrod and wood-paneled walls, intimate lighting, and a serendipitous selection of grand mirrors, Armandos provides a wonderful backdrop for sharing a wonderful evening with one or many.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 951 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Dedicated to the public. Worst storm in a long time and the staff braved it the day after the shut down to help feed people who had not prepared well. Great experience. Power went out half way through but that didn’t stop them. People ordered under cellphone flashlight ambience and drank good margaritas. A+ for effort and dedication to it local clientele.

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kennedid
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i loved the whole thing about the place, it was amazing and the food was great. i went on valentine’s day so the place was romantic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best Mexican Food in Houston

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Sher
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was really good & the spacing in the dining area was fine, but I’m not sure if they were short staffed or what, but the service was really slow. Slow to bring drinks, slow to refill waters.... ate so many chips that I ended up taking half my meal home. Hadn’t been there in forever so was looking forward to the treat, but left disappointed.

TB
vipTBird
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit. Same super service and wonderful food. Definitely a favorite place to dine out.

BJ
BJBaker
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks, seafood and chicken mole tacos were outstanding. The chips, salsa and combo plates were average.

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SuperT
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was our first time visiting and we wont be back. The noise level was off the charts. Could barely hear the person sitting across from me. Food was lackluster and we rarely saw our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Valet guy was creepy and acted weird and said weird things he tried to steal money from me. Table of 3 screaming kids dressed very casually should NOT be at armando’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the best margaritas in town!

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vipMoviegoer
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

My order came with overcooked meat. I mentioned it to the server and he said he'd mention it to the manager. I heard nothing from the manager and I was charged for the meal. Very disappointing given the good meals that I've had there.

KJ
vipKimJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Armandos!!

KA
vipKatrinaA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!!

DB
DeborahB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Wine selection was not good by the glass or bottle. The dinner was very blane in comparison to our many other visits.

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ThomasR
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday night is special because they have a DJ and the place is lively... I do like their Tilapia plate which is filling and healthy..... He also has a place in Round Top , Texas which is pretty causal but the same quality of food.. Supposedly they are opening another restaurant in the same shopping center on Kirby which should be nice except for parking... Well see.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Tex Mex and margaritas!

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vipTBird
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love a trip to Armando's! Friendly and superior service. Reasonable prices. Food was good, though could have been warmer (we were the first table seated at 6pm).

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bretg
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armandos is always spot on. Love it’s food and staff!

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vipForrestR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Tex-Mex & margaritas in Houston!

KP
vipKimP
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Think we had a new waitress. She asked how I wanted my sea bass cooked & forgot to turn in one of our orders so he ate after we were all done. If you’re looking to social distance not happening here but do enjoy going. Great DJ!

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vipLuv2eat
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Not too noisy

KA
KhaiA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waitress and hostess did not greet us. Did not know my waitresses name. Got order wrong

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vipRhett
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armandos never disappoints, it is always excellent!! You have a diner forever. The food, the service, always sit at the bar. Again Excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So much fun. Delicious Tex Mex and great ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas with our family and friends! Superb!

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vipcaranbo
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

My husband and I have been eating at Armandos for several years. We have always enjoyed the upscale Mexican dining experience and in the past the service has been very attentive and the food has been pretty good.

The last few times we’ve been there have been enough to make us decide that we are not going to this restaurant anytime in the near future. When we were there a couple of months ago they ran out of Cointreau so they couldn’t make a decent margarita. What kind of Mexican restaurant would ever allow that to happen?

Then the last time we went it took 30 minutes for our waiter to come take our order and when the food arrived the rice and beans were literally cold. The service and Quality have gone downhill and I will cut them some slack because I’m sure they’ve lost employees and customers since Covid but if they want to keep their regulars they need to step it up.

This was not a great experience and for the Price point I feel we should have had much better experiences.

Too many other places with good Mexican food and margaritas in this town to keep punishing ourselves.

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vipturner24
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Dined at 6:30 so it was not very busy. Very slow service. Seemed very unorganized.

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MuseumDistrictGuy
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was haphazard and server unfriendly, otherwise all else was perfect.

LM
LindaM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Armando’s. The food, the service, the ambiance was fabulous. Have been many times and will continue to go back. I recommend Armando’s to anyone looking for great Mexican food.

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randyr
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

absolutely NO social Distancing even Armando was walking around with no mask. Packed with no open tables and bar head to head. Only parking is valet.

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Isaac
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Armando's is a family favorite, we often go for special occasions. One tip, though. The "Rib Eye Enchiladas" is not enchiladas with rib eye steak in them, it is a stand alone rib eye and some ground beef enchiladas on the side.

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Grant
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Would recommend Armandos to anyone.

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NicR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! They have Mexican wine which is great!

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

We were surprised by just how many people were jammed into this place. Tables were so close to each other and the group of guys next to us were literally yelling the entire time. Service was great. Our server was very nice and attentive. The food took a while to get and the enchiladas seemed like they had been sitting under a warning light for a bit. The beans were great though.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food , great ambiance and the service was excellent. Our server was excellent as well. Will definitely come back and would recommend.

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vipSydneyS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service as great, but they brought the wrong food for my boyfriend. The fish tacos used to be great but this time they were average

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vipKK63
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Too many tables booked per Covid-19 restrictions-
We eat here all the time and we were shocked at the proximity & number of full tables

JB
vipJackieB
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando's is always consistently fabulous - the food, service and drinks. Highly recommend.

JB
JamesB
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armandos never disappoints. Surprisingly, for the first time ever, we had a minor issue and the Management staff took very good care of us! Customers are valued at Armandos.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

60th birthday

JD
vipJDSp
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Why ask if it is a special occasion if you’re not going to acknowledge it as such?

FAQs

Armandos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 520-1738.

Armandos is rated 4.7 stars by 951 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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